News Articles And Trip Reports

18/08/2020      Tribulation Hut

Tribulation Hut tramp 16 & 17 August 2020

Take blue skies, no wind, stunning scenery and a great team of trampers and you have a fabulous tramp like this one.

The tramp starts from the bridge over Redcliffe Stream read more »

1/03/2020      Black Hill Hut tramp

Black Hill Hut tramp, 23 – 24 February 2020

We had arranged for a key so that Peter could drive us for the first 9.3 km of the tramp which is across farmland. A bit of confusion reigned as we tried to drive along the wrong farm track read more »

Sisters carpark to Hope Kiwi Lodge

18 & 19 August 2019

The original trip was meant to start at Windy Point on the Lewis Pass highway. As there has been a problem with cars being broken into or stolen at carparks on that stretch of road it was decided to read more »

11/07/2019      Jollie Brook Hut Circuit

Jollie Brook Hut circuit tramp 7th & 8th  July 2019

The weather was fabulous with blue skies, the rivers were low, there were bunks available in the hut and the company was great. Ideal conditions!

On the first day we tramped about 4 hours from the Sisters Swingbridge car read more »

Tramp to Nina Hut 9 & 10 June 2019

What a delightful tramp which took just under 4 hours each way!

12/04/2019      2019 Barker Hut

Barker Hut Trip Report, April 2019

Barker Hut is the highest hut in Arthurs Park national park at just over 1500m. The Barker hut is a Canterbury Mountaineering Club hut and is a popular place for climbers who climb the adjacent peaks and also adjacent White read more »

Waikiti Track Clearance-Mission Impossible?

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to organise and lead groups of volunteers that you have recruited, and to clear the overgrown Waikiti track, from the road through to the hut”.

This is more or less what read more »

Old Ghost Road 12 – 17 February 2019
Here’s how it was - at the front we had our leader, Paul ‘well organised and knowledgeable’ Knox.  At the back we had Prue ‘watching our backs’ Taylor and then in an ever-changing order came   David Jones, Ben Heese, Ross McGerty, Peter read more »

Harman Pass trip 7-10 Jan

Seven of us enjoyed this trip under the capable leadership of Russell Ramsden.

After read more »

Russell Ramsden organised this tramp and then had to withdraw because of a dreaded lurgy that he caught. Luckily Russ Kiddey stepped in to lead the tramp – helped by Stu McHugh who provided very detailed information as none of the participants read more »